Nooner Tours (Wednesday & Friday)
Join a docent for a 30-minute, in-depth look at an aspect of the museum’s collections or something special happening in the galleries. Enjoy a different topic each week. Included in general admission.
Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.
July 2: Daniel Sprick’s Fictions: Recent Works (museum is closed on July 4; no Nooner Tour on Friday)
We’ll encounter the new paintings of Denver artist Daniel Sprick. Mostly portraits, they are at once stunningly realistic and utterly outside everyday reality.
July 9 & 11: The American West in Bronze: Wildlife
You will be impressed by the scrupulous detail with which sculptors portrayed the physical and behavioral features of the wildlife of the West.
July 16 & 18: Two Views of the Body: Forsman and Bourgeois
Both the gender of the artist and of the subject will be proposed as important considerations in the way the female body is presented in these two pieces.
July 23 & 25: Beyond Pop Art: Tom Wesselmann Retrospective
Tom Wesselmann’s Great American Nude series shows the development of his unique artistic vision as it combines elements of the classic odalisque and references to pop pinup girls, pays homage to other artists, and exhibits his mastery of a variety of materials.
July 30 & August 1: Japanese 20th Century Prints: Tradition and Change, Part 1
We will weigh Western cultures' impact on the evolving image of "beautiful women" in Japanese woodblock prints.
August 6 & 8: Chinese Contemporary Art: Sui Jianguo, Yang Shaobin, Zeng Fanzhi
August 13 & 15: New in Textiles: The Matterhorn and Family Album Quilts
August 20 & 22: The American West in Bronze: Fearless Men and Strong Women
August 27 & 29: Japanese 20th Century Prints: Tradition and Change, Part 2
September 3 & 5: Daniel Sprick's Fictions: Recent Works, Part II
September 10 & 12: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective, Part II
September 17 & 19: Angels and Saints in Colonial Peru
September 24 & 26: Chinese Snuff Bottles
October 1 & 3: Photography and Vision: Looking at the Strauss Collection
October 8 & 10: Gottfried Helnwein, Epiphany (Adoration of the Magi)
October 15 & 17: Contemporary Views: Eagle Claws
October 22 & 24: Maurice de Vlaminck: The Wild Beast
October 29 & 31: Albert Bierstadt and the American Sublime